I've been making jam this week.
There's not been much stitching going on lately -
but there's been a whole lot of gardening,
and a whole lot of bed and breakfasting,
and a little bit of jam making :)
I remembered to pick my gooseberries this year,
before they over-ripened,
and then I thought,
what should I do with them,
and I decided that it couldn't be too hard
after much boiling,
('cos the recipe said
"boil til the berries turned pink"
and it seemed to take forever for them to turn pink!)
I got jam :)
It looks quite pretty,
it tastes fantastic !!!
This year for our New Year's Day walk,
we went flat,
instead of uphill.
We went to some beaches we had not yet explored -
Long Beach first ...
...and no walk is complete without
...and not technically flowers,
but still so pretty ...
Then it was over the hill
which seems to be the perfect place
for a lovely wee holiday bach.
It's truly delightful :)
This is very probably
bach you will ever see :))
... and yes,
... and again,
not really a flower,
more of a weed, really,
but quite beautiful all the same.
Not another flower,
but a gorgeous boy chook...
isn't he fabulous :)
that's the end of our New Year's Day walking tour :)
It was a nice way to start the new year,
talking stuff over,
and dreaming of what may be :)
Hope your year has started happily too.